It took a long while – almost a full year of work, but I’m finally done the Lady Minute rewrite. It was a lot more work than I had anticipated. I had once thought that I was a good writer, but after reading through some of the “junk” that I had written, I know there’s still more work ahead.
I’ve sent the re-written version out to a few friends to read over. Again, once the feedback is gathered, I will continue to edit and work on getting closer to the finished product.
I had mentioned I was going to make a trilogy of the books. Lady Second, the aptly named sequel, is well under way. I expect this journey to be a lot quicker. There will be some bumps along the way, but I would safely say, I am 50% of the way there.
So I’ve given my novel over to another reader to go through. It’s been about a month since she received it, so I hope to have some true feedback shortly.
In the meantime, I’ve continued writing my third book, just to keep the momentum going.
A few have asked if I plan to write anymore children’s books, and the answer is “yes.” I just don’t know when yet.
Well my reader has almost finished the book and she has enjoyed it thus far. Every question she has had along the way, I’ve added to a list of to-dos. I think there’s a lot more work to do to get this novel to the level I’d like it to be at.
In the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions on how to get published, or if you’re interested in reading, let me know!
I’m going to start looking for publishing companies or agencies soon – so I will keep everyone posted.
Thanks for all the support so far!
I have a friend who loves reading. She spends her time reading during her commute to work, so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity for her to read through my novel. She told me she may be a little biased because it was written through my eyes and she can hear my voice when she read the first chapter. That being said, any feedback from her would be very much appreciated.
I do plan on releasing Lady Minute some way, some how, maybe through independent channels, online, or something else. But in the mean time, hold on tight because once she’s done reading through Lady Minute, I will released Lady Second and hopefully I can finish Lady Lasting by the end of April.
After sitting at my computer for nearly three weeks non-stop (and staying up way, way, way late into the night and early morning on work days nonetheless), I am close to finishing the first cut of edits.
I will be sending the novel out to a few people to read… namely those who love reading and/or those who read on their daily commutes. I hope they will give me their honest feedback and we will see where we go from there.
Exciting times are coming! Next up – Lady Second!
Inspiration really does come out of nowhere. That’s probably why I don’t sleep a lot because you just never know when an idea will hit you.
I started writing 5 weddings with the intention of the story to follow a man as he journeys through 5 major weddings that have occurred in his life. Now that I think about it a little more, I’m going back to re-write and re-work my original two pieces: Lady Minute and Lady Second. 5 Weddings will be reworked into the finale of the “Lady” series. I still need to come up with a good name for this though.
So I want to shed a little more light on the long-term project that I’m working on. I originally wrote a story called “One Week” before taking that story in another direction. I’ve decided to rename this story, 5 Weddings. And as you have probably guessed – the story is about five different weddings.
The prologue starts with a man watching a woman walk down the aisle. She is his ex, but must have stayed close enough that he warranted an invite to her wedding day. He learns one of the most valuable lessons from watching his ex marry another man.
The story will then lead to another wedding during the introduction, presumably the fifth. The main character is fumbling around trying to find his seat. He’s a nervous wreck and begins to reflect on how he arrived at this point.
So there are two of the five weddings already revealed. The story then follows three more weddings that build up to the fifth wedding mentioned in the introduction.
It will be a love story (going back to my roots here).
After I lay down some more of the foundation I have a couple other projects that I want to work on.
A friend of mine, Pritpaul, is a part-time writer and is looking for a new project to tackle. Together we are going to work on a post-apocalyptic-esque story. A total 180 of what I’ve been doing here, but I hope you will all enjoy it.
On the picture book front? Well I’ll be putting together book #3 during the “off” times when I’m not focused on my novel or other projects.
Happy 2014 everyone! I think this will be an exciting year.